How to get unlimited cloud storage for backup and easy access of your files

As a new mom, I am constantly taking photos and videos of my baby. How could you not? Everything she does, or even when she's not doing anything, it's the cutest thing in the whole wide world. So, I upgraded my phone to iPhone 5S 64 GB, but can you believe that I am constantly running out of space? I dread getting that "Cannot Take Photo - There is not enough available storage to take a photo. You can manage your storage in Settings." message.

Because I don't like to delete all of my photos … Read more

Review: Nero BackItUp 2014

Nero BackItUp 2014 is a redesigned aid for backing up common files such as music, movies, photos, and documents.


Multitask: BackItUp allows you to multitask and set new backup processes while current ones are running. For example, you can create custom images if you want to make discrete chunks of different backup files.

Device support: Nero BackItUp supports file backups from Android phones and tablets, with a unified design that spans all machines, including PCs. The universal design makes the experience consistent and easy on any platform.

Clear walkthrough: Nero walks you through the entire backup process, clearly delineating … Read more

Let your creativity shine with Nero 2014 Platinum - exclusive Black Friday offer

Some of you may remember, but more than fifteen years ago, Nero first launched its brand new product called Nero Burning ROM and to this day, it remains to be one of the most widely used burning software worldwide. Since then, Nero has evolved its product line to include multimedia software suite, which contains powerful applications for media management, video playback, video editing, video converting, file back-up, content syncing and disc burning. Nero 2014 Platinum is an action-packed software that is sure to do a lot more than you think is possible, but I think you'll find their application … Read more

Review: NeroKwik combines your images into a single source

NeroKwik attempts to solve the problem of your images being spread across too many devices and networks, and for the most part it succeeds. Creating a single, easy-to-navigate interface for all of your photos across your iOS devices, Facebook, and Google+, NeroKwik works well, but not without some issues.

NeroKwik is designed to make it easy to access all of your photos on one device. It does this by adding every photo on each device you install the app on to an online account. You can also connect Facebook and Google+ to the same accounts so you can easily view … Read more

New Avast, Apple's $10,000 prize, and hot pizza: The Week in Downloads

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Consolidate your photo libraries with NeroKwik

Whether you're a professional photographer or an amateur food journalist, chances are that you have more than a handful of photos spread across social network sites like Facebook and Google+ as well as smart devices like phones and tablets. With so many pictures in so many places, finding a specific photo can be a chore. NeroKwik offers a welcome solution to this problem. By consolidating all of your images to be accessible from any platform in one app, NeroKwik makes finding, rating, and sharing your photos much easier.

Here's how it works:

1. Install the NeroKwik app on … Read more

NeroKwik knits your photos into a unified tapestry

Nero continues its collective approach to multimedia with a newly refreshed approach to photo sharing. NeroKwik (not to be confused with Kwik Media from Nero 12) is Nero's latest solution to the ever-increasing challenge and fragmentary nature of keeping and sharing photos.

The NeroKwik app for Android ties your photos from sources like tablets, PCs, and social-networking services together to create a unified album. That means users can now access their photos all in one spot and eliminate the need to juggle multiple services and devices to view albums.

Rather than just spitting out photos indiscriminately, NeroKwik displays your … Read more

Nero 12 gets ready for Windows 8

Nero 11 Multimedia Suite was already a monster collection of production tools. Though the last iteration provided a solid collection for both the casual and advanced enthusiast, Nero 12 continues to push toward becoming a go-to tool for people's growing network of devices at home.

Nero streamlines workflow with its own built-in file management system, Kwik Media. Applications are accessed from a single interface to avoid fragmentation and reduce confusion. Windows 8 users will be glad to see that the suite integrates smoothly with the new redesigned tiled UI. Kwik Media intelligently organizes your frequently used media based on … Read more

Nero 11 Platinum does it all

Nero 11 Platinum is a one-stop tool shop that lets you rip, burn, back up, convert, edit, and organize all of your digital media. We think it's a solid multimedia work flow solution for casual media enthusiasts and prosumers alike. But be warned--the installation file is massive, tipping the scale at pretty close to 1GB. And installation takes quite a long time as it takes up about 2.5GB of memory. But, with 11 programs making up the powerful multimedia suite, we can see why, and we aren't complaining.

One of our biggest issues with Nero 11 is … Read more

Are video games art? 2010 edition

While the role of the professional critic in the realm of books, film, music, or art is well-established, for interactive entertainment the lines are less clear. As a (relatively) young medium, questions about how to actually write about video games are still being hashed out, by consumers, fans, bloggers, established media critics, and others.

The default to date has been to consider a work of interactive entertainment as a packaged consumer product--hence game reviews that focus on the number of levels, hours of gameplay, and other technical details. I am more inclined to consider a game as a cultural or … Read more